Dell UltraSharp U2412M Review

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Updated November 7, 2022
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For what it is, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M is an outstanding monitor that will more than get the job done. Not concerning itself for gaming alone, it frees itself to excel at great performance for those who simply need a good monitor for work. With function over form, the U2412M takes a top spot at our list for the Best Monitors for Eyes and the Best Gaming Monitor. How does it fare on our best computer monitors list?

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Why We Like It – Dell UltraSharp U2412M

The Dell UltraSharp U2412M is the top choice when it comes to work productivity, only keeping features that will keep you focused.With a Premium Panel Guarantee offered, even if your monitor breaks, Dell will service you with a new one so you’ll never skip a beat.

  • Wide diverse port selection, including 5 USB slots
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Premium Panel Guarantee offers full replacement should your monitor become out of commission
  • No HDMI port
  • VIewing angels leave something to be desired


Coming with an LED backlight for reduced eye strain, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M was produced for a specific target audience. For gamers who want the ultimate viewing experience, this may not be the option for you. However, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q will be a much better choice. Now what the U2412M monitor excels at is being a LED monitor that is exceptional for work. Adaptable and innovative, this monitor boasts a 2 million to one contrast ratio, perfect for those who mess around with color temperatures.

Related: Also check out our Dell Ultrasharp 32 8K monitor UP3218K review.

Viewing Angle

Because this is a monitor meant for work, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M sacrifices some features that other monitors may supply. For instance, the Ultrasharp U2412M does not have VESA compatibility, unlike the ViewSonic VX2457-MHD. However, the provided stand has full control over tilt and swivel, and can become a vertical monitor if need be. Unfortunately, the viewing angles on the monitor aren’t the best. Compared to other monitors with wide viewing angles, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M seems lacking. For a monitor centered on work, it is imperative you have a clear picture no matter where you look.

Related: For amazing viewing angles, check out our Dell Ultrasharp U2415 review.


Even without a VESA mount, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M’s included stand feels solid, able to rotate to any degree without having the worry of the weight of the monitor making it fall over. However, should the situation arise where for whatever reason your U2412M is no longer in working condition, Dell’s Premium Panel Guarantee will have your back. For up to three years, if your monitor so much has a dead pixel, Dell will replace your monitor with a new one. Though if you are looking for a robust alternative, the ViewSonic VA2855SMH is an excellent choice.


When it comes to port selection, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M certainly is a contender for most diverse selection. With a DVI-D port, display port, VGA port, USB 2.0 port, and four USB ports, the U2412M is almost perfect. There is no HDMI port, which is a deal-breaker for many graphic designers, but Dell put an emphasis on work productivity with this monitor, and this was one of the decisions they chose to put an emphasis on.


As far as value goes, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M is an invaluable asset, for the right buyers. More orientated for work than play, the U2412M brings everything you need to start and finish a long day’s worth of work. For those who need something a bit more than the average work monitor, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M will prove to be an invaluable asset.

Dell UltraSharp U2412M Wrap Up

With weaker viewing angles than most monitors, and no HDMI support, Dell has made it clear that this monitor is meant for work, emphasizing it with a diverse port selection, anti-eye strain technology, and a three-year replacement program. This monitor is meant for one thing only: optimization of productivity, easily adjustable, you should have no problem getting to work with the Dell UltraSharp U2412M

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